Orlando Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station Postcard

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Title

Orlando Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station Postcard

Alternative Title

ACL Railway Station Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida

Description

A color postcard featuring the Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railway Company station, located at 1400 Sligh Boulevard in Orlando, Florida, in the 1930s. This station was constructed in 1926 at a cost of $500,000 and was originally part of the ACL system. However, in 1967, the station joined the Seaboard Coast Line (SCL) Railroad, after a merger between the SCL and the ACL. With stucco facade and towers flanking its entrance, the station has been studied many times for its Mission Revival-style architecture. After being in operation for 65 years, the Orlando Amtrak station was in desperate need of renovations. In 1991, a collective of local organizations, companies and groups came together to fund the needed renovations.

Abstract

Color postcard of A.C.L. Railway Station, Orlando, Fla. depicting genre scene of people waiting to board a train.

Source

Original 10 x 14 centimeter color postcard: "A.C.L. Railway Station, Orlando, Fla. 'The City Beautiful.'" Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida: Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Orange News Company

Date Created

ca. 1930-1939

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1930-1949

Contributor

Curteich

Has Format

Digital reproduction of original 10 x 14 centimeter color postcard: "A.C.L. Railway Station, Orlando, Fla. 'The City Beautiful'." Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida: Tag number DP0004817, Central Florida Memory.

Is Format Of

Original 10 x 14 centimeter color postcard: "A.C.L. Railway Station, Orlando, Fla. 'The City Beautiful.'" Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida.

Is Part Of

Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

64.5 KB

Medium

10 x 14 centimeter color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Station, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the Orange News Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by University of Central Florida, Special Collections & University Archives and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Orlando, FL (ORL)." Great American Stations, Amtrak®. http://www.greatamericanstations.com/Stations/ORL.
Mulligan, Michael. Railroad Depots of Central Florida. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Journey into Florida Railroad History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Short History of Florida Railroads. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.
Murdock, R. Ken. Outline History of Central Florida Railroads. Winter Garden, Fla: Central Florida Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1997.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 25: The Railways of Central Florida." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2477.
"Our Evolution and History: CSX." CSX http://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-csx/our-evolution-and-history/interactive-timeline/.
"The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Standard Railroad of the South." The American Railroads: A Long and Storied History. http://www.american-rails.com/atlantic-coast-line.html.
"The Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Through The Heart Of The South." American-Rails.com. http://www.american-rails.com/seaboard-air-line.html.

Transcript

O.129—A. C. L. Railway Station, Orlando, Fla. "The City Beautiful"

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

10 x 14 centimeters

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